midnight oil


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midnight oil

n to burn the midnight oillavorare or studiare fino a tarda notte
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And all my austere nights of midnight oil, all the books I had read, all the wisdom I had gathered, went glimmering before the ape and tiger in me that crawled up from the abysm of my heredity, atavistic, competitive and brutal, lustful with strength and desire to outswine the swine.
Burning the midnight oil and doing four years' work in three is supposed to dull the eye and blanch the cheek, yet Rebecca's eyes are bright and she has a rosy color
A room to himself where he could burn the midnight oil unmolested.
Isn't it the IG, police, who has to burn midnight oil and come up with a comprehensive plan for training of police, formulating the attitude of those under his command, instilling discipline, pride and dignity in them?
The people cannot be served through lipserve and has to burn the midnight oil to achieve the target' he said while talking to his party leaders.
They must burn the midnight oil before filing petitions in this 12th Parliament.
Department is burning its midnight oil for getting better production in cotton crop for the next season.
Moreover, researchers of BARI Chakwal burnt their midnight oil and discovered various varieties of grapes, peach and olive that are source of nursery for other regions of Punjab as well.
You all should burn the midnight oil and strive for early completion of the project.
Similarly, the administrative offices as well as civil and military law enforcement agencies burnt the midnight oil and performed their duties well.
Solicitors and barristers are likely to burn the midnight oil, with 81% of deliveries to offices happening dinner time.
Anthony Kaminskas, who heads up owners' syndicate Manchester Buyers Club, said: "Everything went perfect, big thanks must go to June [McCombe] who burnt the midnight oil overseeing it all.